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February 26, 2009 at 3:34 PM

Kiss this: a 4-4 tie

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Good job by Mariners pitcher Luis Munoz of escaping a 10th inning jam in which the Padres got a runner to third with only one out. He got Colt Morton to pop out, then fanned Travis Denker on three pitches, the final one in the dirt and seen in the photo above. A 4-4 draw is about what this game deserved as a final score. Lots of mistakes by both teams on the basepaths. Some good outfield defense from Endy Chavez and some all-around mediocre pitching by the Mariners. Too many walks and balls up in the zone. But these are the Padres they’re playing and they got away with some stuff.
Chris Shelton, pictured below, hit a home run to open the scoring.
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After the game, I asked manager Don Wakamatsu about the baserunning. There were five Mariners thrown out on the bases today.
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Listen to his post-game audio right here by clicking.
“We’re going to make mistakes, we talked about that earlier,” Wakamatsu said. “But I want these guys going and doing some things. We’re going to make some adjustments…we’re going to keep tightening it up.”

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